Tuesday, September 14, 2010

a wonderful birthday

today is my birthday but i'm the one giving a gift... read on.

last year i didn't post on my birthday, but i remember feeling stretched thin in kentucky: long commute, long work days, living in a glamourous hotel room, oh the life. i think josh and i went out to dinner at johnny carinos? my running was going better back then, averaging a solid minute/mile faster than i am now, hitting 60-70 mile weeks with relative ease (i didn't have to cook or clean afterall). hmm maybe i should've stayed in kentucky... riiiight.

about a month ago i was sent a few bottles of pom wonderful 100% pomegranate juice. to some, it is a tart juice, but i personally like a little tartness sometimes. i've never eaten a real pomegranate, but the juice tastes pretty good to me. since it is 100% pomegranate juice with 0g additives but 34g of naturally occurring sugars, i usually water it down a little.

a delicious pom wonderful-blueberry-strawberry smoothie
while i may be struggling with my mid-run/mid-bike fueling lately, one thing i have mastered is the post-workout smoothie. they are seriously the best part about running in the heat. lately i have been adding pom wonderful to my smoothies - there are a few different pom recipes found here that are rather tasty.

in addition to 100% pomegranate juice, pom wonderful also has pomegranate -blueberry, -mango, -kiwi and -nectarine juices (which flavor gets your taste buds most excited? tell me in your comment for a bonus entry). unfortunately i didn't get any samples of those, but i will be keeping an eye out for them at the grocery store. they also have cherry juice but i'm not a big fan of cherries so that one is not as tempting to me.


pomegranates are full of antioxidants, even beating out red wine. now you can trade that morning glass of antioxidant-fighting-wine for a glass of pom wonderful, and save the wine for unwinding after work (while still fighting those pesky free radicals). unless maybe you dread going to work and need the morning wine to get through the day, in which case you could save the pom juice for post-work rejuvenation. i won't judge.

anyway, along with my box of juice i also received a few coupons to giveaway to a wonderful reader. just leave a comment below to enter. giveaway ends wednesday 9/22; winner will be chosen at random. winner will receive two coupons for free bottles (16oz) of pom wonderful.

[both the juices and coupons were sent to me courtesy of pom wonderful, but my enjoyment of the juice is my own.]
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59 comments :

  1. happy birthday to you, lindsay!

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  2. happy birthday! Have a great day :)

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  3. Happy birthday!!!

    I'd love to try POM juice in a smoothie! I bet that would be freakin' delicious!

    Also for a bonus entry, I'd love to try the Pom-mango.

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  4. Happy Birthday L!
    Pom is WONDERFUL!

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  5. Happy Birthday!
    Long time lurker - first time poster. I would love to try POM in my smoothies.

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  6. A big happy birthday to you! Some of the recipes sound wonderful.

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  7. Have a wonderful birthday and all the best for a brand new year ahead of you.

    I bought POM a couple of times and really like it, so yes... coupons would be great.

    I think I would like to try kiwi.

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  8. nothing wrong with a little tart.

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  9. Happy Birthday!!


    I have 12 bottles of POM in my fridge- I think I will need to do a give-a-way too!

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  10. I maximize my antioxidants by mixing POM and red wine, perfect recovery drink!

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  11. Happy birthday! (Deserves a separate comment)

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  12. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Happy Birthday dear Lindsay!

    Happy Birthday to you!!

    I like the tart taste too, but also water it down. I need my blender to start working so I can make smoothies again!!! *WHINE*

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  13. It's your birthday???? How did I not know this??!! I should send you some candy corn :).

    Email me your address, I need to send you something!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

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  14. i dont want to be entered int he giveaway but wanted to say Happy Birthday!

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  15. Happy Birthday!
    I didn't see Diet Mt Dew in that antioxidant picture!!
    I love tart/sour tasting stuff, but juice is just always so sweet to me-I even water down Gatorade!
    Have a great day!

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  16. Well, I wish you happy birthday from Spain. Enjoy the rest of today.

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  17. Holy DELICIOUS, I want that smoothie right na. Smoothies are my favorite food. And POM is tasty stuff. Happy happy happy birthday to you!

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! do you have birthday traditions?

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  19. Happy Birthday! Make Josh take you to a fancy dinner! Since you are married now, he is required by law to adhere.

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  20. Happy, happy, happy birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  21. Happy Birthday Lindsay! Hope you enjoy your special day.

    I was not too fond of my past birthday, don't be surprised but it was running related. I got bumped up to the 25-29 AG! I thought running against young-legged post-college grads was tough, but I realized that experienced, veteran runnres are faster!! Oh well, I'll have to make do..

    You should try to run your age in miles! :)

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  22. Happy birthday (on time for a change)! Hope you're having a great day!

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  23. Just as Kraft and Hellman's mayonnaise encouraged people to submit their recipes, I feel like the photo you took and the corresponding smoothie recipe should be sent to Pom.

    Happy, happy, birthday!
    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS6hN7yg7sIU6XG342z30WPXimSc0XrGtWctFVxUfGpufi08ac&t=1&usg=__uXXQo1rBi7fiKcZT8JXcXy9Y98I=

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  24. A very happy birthday to you - and keep up the good work with the blog, really do enjoy it in my RSS feed :)

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  26. Happy Birthday, Lindsay! Here is to an abundance of healthy, injury miles on foot and in the bike saddle!

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  27. Happy B-day! I cannot fathom running 60 miles a week. I think my legs would fall off!

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  28. Happy Birthday! Hope it is agreat one!

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  29. Happy Birthday! Hope the day was nice. When the weather cools, you will find that speed again.

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  30. happy birthday!

    (but count me out for giveaway)

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  31. Happy Birthday! Hope Josh made it a great one for you.

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  32. Happy, happy birthday Lindsay, be happy, you're young, married and runner!

    Enjoy your life

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  33. Happy birthday! September birthdays are the best! But I could be biased....maybe...

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  34. Happyyyy Bdayyy!
    Enjoy your day :-)
    hugs,
    Tania

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  35. happy birthday. a day late... i mean, birthdays should last at least a week, so i'm just helping you continue the celebration. hope it was fantastic!

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  36. Happy birthday! I'll try to get up to 60 miles next week for the both of us ;)

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  37. I hope that you had a wonderful Birthday!

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  38. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Sounds like a great smoothie ingredient!

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  39. Now I feel like a crappy BFF, I didn't realize it was your birthday yesterday, so sorry!

    Ok, how do you find the ability to master finding time to actually make the smoothies? I always plan to, but never have the time. It looked good though in that picture you posted!

    Oh, and I can totally tell how much you miss that glamorous life in Kentucky....

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  40. I keep reading about Pom. Sounds good.

    Happy Birthday! Our son turned eight yesterday on the 14th and my birthday is on Oct. 14.

    Oh, and I did try to strike up a deal with a local apple grower for the apples. I should update on that or something.

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  41. HaPpy Birthday, Girl! I remember those days last year when you were living in the hotel, that seems like a long time ago!
    So sweet of you to GIVE on your birthday and again, thanks for your honest correspondence, you rock!

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  42. Belated Happy Birthday!! My favorite is the POM Blueberry, its not as tart as the regular POM juice but it still has a lot of antioxidants because of the berries.

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  43. No thanks on the Pom juice, just hope you had a great birthday!

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  44. Happy Birthday! I've never had Pom juice before, but I'd love to try it.

    Amy Lauren

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  45. I luuuurve the Pom juice!

    Happy belated birthday!

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  46. looks like a yummy bday smoothie! happy belated!

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